BS, ME, Rochester Institute of Technology
John Kaemmerlen received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.Eng in Engineering Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Kaemmerlen came to RIT initially as an adjunct professor, and then became a full time Lecturer in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department (ISE) in 2007. This followed a 31 year career at Eastman Kodak Company, during which he worked in numerous line and staff positions in manufacturing, engineering, and logistics, including the deployment of “lean” in their film product line. Mr. Kaemmerlen teaches courses in lean, facilities planning, and supply chain management, and helps guide many of the multidisciplinary senior design projects that are taken by 5th year undergraduate students. His two graduate courses in lean each contain numerous lab exercises, most of which use the Toyota Production Systems (TPS) Lab, of which he is the Associate Director. He also teaches a 1 credit Production Systems Practicum course in the TPS Lab for students not majoring in ISE. In addition, Mr. Kaemmerlen has guided many of the Manufacturing Leadership program capstone projects over the past five years. He continues to do lean consulting at outside companies. Mr. Kaemmerlen is also President of the Rochester chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.